Alfred James Bishop

June 1882–
Broadway, Dorsetshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alfred James

When Alfred James Bishop was born in June 1882, his father, John Bishop, was 36 and his mother, Lucy Eason, was 16. He married Alice May Washington on 13 October 1917, in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Upwey, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Alfred James Bishop
Alice May Washington
Marriage: 13 October 1917

Spouse and Children

13 October 1917
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings


    Lucy Eason




    William Thomas Bishop


    Herbert Bishop




    Ethel Rose Bishop


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 22

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 32

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English biscop, Old English bisc(e)op ‘bishop’, which comes via Latin from Greek episkopos ‘overseer’. The Greek word was adopted early in the Christian era as a title for an overseer of a local community of Christians, and has yielded cognates in every European language: French évêque, Italian vescovo, Spanish obispo, Russian yepiskop, German Bischof, etc. The English surname has probably absorbed at least some of these continental European cognates. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them service in the household of a bishop, supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on St. Nicholas's Day.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Bishop in household of John Bishop, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Alfred James Bishop, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"
  • Alfred J Bishop, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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